Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music

DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL – Saturday 11 October, 8.30pm

For many, Bob Marley is reggae music but in this period in which he became the icon we know and love, the pace of development around him was phenomenal. By the mid-1970s he was a rock superstar: reggae was now part of rock’s mainstream. The music survived Marley’s death to reinvent itself completely. Deejaying had been adopted by the New York soul scene where it was called ‘rapping’ and the sound system culture found in the ex-pat Jamaican communities on the US East Coast formed the basis of hip hop.